Knight-Swift Sees Profit Fall Amid Low Freight Demand
Knight-Swift's profit dips in Q2 as U.S. freight demand dwindles and revenues across trucking units drop sharply.
Knight-Swift Transportation, the largest North American truckload carrier, reported a sharp fall in Q2 profit to $63.3 million, down from $219.5 million year-over-year, due to reduced U.S. freight demand.
Revenue fell 21% to $1.55 billion, with the core truckload segment dropping 15.5%. The company's freight brokerage logistics business revenue also declined by 52% due to a decrease in shipper loads.
Amid this downturn, Knight-Swift reduced its full-year earnings guidance, also factoring in a projected loss from U.S. Xpress, which it acquired earlier in the year. CEO David Jackson expects a normalization of imports and seasonality in coming quarters following an inventory destocking phase.